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    July 28, 2011
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the barometric pressure is falling. the clouds will thicken up as we head through the day. we have a slight chance for a shower today. high temperature mere 91. we have some big-time heat in the forecast. we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. one problem we are tracking in woodbine. old frederick road, we have an accident location in the final clearing stages. in terms of problems elsewhere, we have ongoing construction in advance of the grand prix. watch for closures on light street and conway street. 58 on the north side. so far so good on the west side. 12 minutes on the west side. 11 minutes to go south on 95 down towards 32. we do have liberty road and you can see the west side is running
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smoothly at this time. light volume around the area. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. we're expecting a vote today in washington on a plan to raise the debt ceiling. >> that vote will get us no closer to a compromise. >> budget officials found another $50 billion in savings. john boehner is putting his vote to a plan. >> it is time for him to pull the plug. you cut.let them see >> complaints the plan would add $7 trillion. house republicans would like to cut more but democrats will not budge.
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>> you need a partner to dance with but we don't have one. >> it will not pass. every democratic senator will vote against it. >> interest rates may go anyway. >> $100 billion out of the pockets of the american taxpayers. >> the white house is trying to keep congress focused on next week's deadline. >> you are running on fumes. >> the democrats do have an alternative. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the impact of that inferno default could have serious repercussions here in maryland. the uncertainty in congress is making it very hard to plan ahead. >> we have not been given a list about which checks will go up from the federal government to states and which ones will not go out. it is not possible for us to
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make contingency plans. >> u.s. credit rating will take a hit even if a plan is in place by august 2. >> a police raid of a spa. it was run like a brothel. suspects opened similar businesses in other states. george lettis has more. >> neighbors had no idea the house was allegedly a brothel and different for prostitution. investigators say michael shen is the ringleader. they say he was operating a multistate prostitution network. the indictment alleges the mostly asian undocumented women were moved around every two weeks.
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customers pay up to $60 for a massage. there was a sign that said elite spa. >> the landlady told me that they were doing acupuncture. most of their clients seemed to be older men. i had back problems of thought about going myself. >> michael shen and four others face six charges including money laundering. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. police and baltimore county need your help in finding a man who robbed a pnc bank. the man handed a teller a note demanding money. the man fled with an undisclosed amount of money. call metro crime stoppers if you have any information. >> 80 people gathered to
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remember a woman hoping her tragic story will help others. 32-year-old keenya jordan was shot and killed four months ago. her ex-boyfriend is charged with first-degree murder. court records show she had a protective order against him. >> hopefully she will be an inspiration for other young women who are in abusive relationships. they speak out, they seek protection with the law. >> my life will never be the same. i trust god that the legal system will fall and placed. >> at the trial was scheduled to start next week but it has been postponed until september. >> a new policy about smoking on the job. two texas companies are testing employees for tobacco. the applicants will be given a
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chance to reply for the job in six months. >> it would be discrimination. this is the united states. we're free to do what we want. >> is up to their discretion. >> the new policy -- people are encouraged to quit tobacco. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. is a business is decision not to hire applicants who smoke simply employers prerogative or is it discrimination? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> a polygamist leader appears in court.
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>> the desperate search for a missing girl in new hampshire. the fbi has now joined the investigation. >> this is traffic on the beltway at wilkins avenue. expect delays at woodbine. [ male announcer ] brace yourself for the big, bold taste of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®.
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>> welcome back. a quiet start on this thursday morning. 81 downtown. we dropped into the 60's in the suburbs. let's look to the current conditions. 64 in taneytown. 69 degrees in randallstown. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. we have a chance for a shower this afternoon. upper 80's and low 90's. we'll come back and check if forecast going into the upcoming weekend. >> the fbi has joined the
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search for a girl missing from our new hampshire home a mile from the canadian border. she was last seen in their home on monday night. police say she was gone when parents eloped. there is no indication she ran away. there were no signs of a struggle. the fbi has gotten involved. opening statements expected in a texas trial. a man is charged with two counts of child abuse. before the jury is sworn in, the judge will hold a hearing on whether to suppress evidence seized when he was arrested in 2006. he could face a sentence of up to life in prison. >> the olympic torch is on the move. a torch relay took place on wednesday in washington, d.c., to kickoff the countdown to the 2012 london olympics.
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8000 people will carry the torch as it makes the 70-day journey across the united kingdom. >> 69 degrees on tv hill. how you can get a deal on a cruise by changing when and where you go. >> how retailers are trying to curb the cost of oil by changing their packaging. >> we have an accident in woodbine. we will check for problems on the rest of the area roads. [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens virginia,
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and
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insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not bad outside with one exception. there is an accident at woodbine road. take frederick road to avoid it. continued construction along and conway street in advance of the grand prix. 58 miles per hour on the outer loop as you make your approach to delaney valley. problem-free on the west side. a smooth ride down to the fort mchenry. this is 95 at south mountain road. not seeing any signs of delays. a smooth ride from cecil county. this is the beltway and problem- free on the north side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to vanetta brooks of the mta system. good morning. >> we're looking at delays on
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the light rail. 50 minutes delayed in the northbound direction. -- 15 minutes delayed. there is a diversion at falstaff. the 47 line is running a few minutes behind schedule. penn, camden, and brunswick lines are running problem-free. i am vanetta brooks. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. so far so good. we have some high, thin cloud cover. we're watching a front that has stalled to the northwest. the comfortable air mass we are in -- we have seen showers and thunderstorms develop up to our north through the great lakes. they are spilling down in our direction. i doubt all that will make it down here. we have a slight chance that something could sneaking out of southern pennsylvania. mostly it is the high, thin clouds that are spilling into
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maryland. we don't expect any problems. 69 at the airport. 68 in jarrettsville. we should make it into the upper 80's and low 90's this afternoon. this is tropical storm don. sustained winds only 40 miles per hour. it will head across the gulf of mexico into southern texas and make landfall friday night or saturday morning. that will be good news for them. it has been a severe drought in texas. a mixture of sunshine and clouds here at home. upper 80's and low 90's. partly cloudy skies tonight. that warm front will work its way through. temperatures drop back into the 70's. a pretty good beach weekend. we have a chance for a thunderstorm on friday and saturday. you will see sunshine if you are
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going to the beach. it will be a hot again tomorrow. 30% chance for a thunderstorm. 105 on friday with the heat index. low to mid 90's on saturday. 80's as the start early next week. -- as we start early next week. >> you can get a real deal on a cruise. cruise lines reposition their ships during colder months. cruisers can find affordable jerseys to nontraditional ports . these nontraditional locations may not be for everyone. free visitors to hulu may not get next day streaming of fox
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content. others may have to wait eight days to see their shadows. -- shows. rising oil prices may have a positive effect at home. it is all about the packaging, plastic and paper. >> consumers may be getting a break due to high oil prices -- easier to open the packages. for most, opening a clamshell plastic wrap to product is a painful task. >> it will take about 45 minutes to cut into the toy to play with it. >> old-fashioned cardboard is making a comeback. a welcome break for the environment and the consumers. >> walmart has teamed up with their suppliers to reduce
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plastic packaging and the wire ties. >> costs may be driving the change. some of the largest retailers are quick to point out the environmental benefit of doing away with plastics. >> it is more sustainable. it is easier to get the packaging open. >> walmart has pledged to reduce its packaging by 5%. target was calling on suppliers to cut the use of plastic. at home depot, several toolmakers are doing away with the clam shell. saving your fingertips and the environment one product and a time. kurt gregory, wbal-tv 11 news. >> i cannot say how many times i've cut my fingers opening those containers. price hikes on the way for a major restaurant chain.
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debt talks continue. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> we're quiet again overnight. a little positive. the market's -- less than a week before potential u.s. defaults on august 2. there is a vote planned for today on a debt limit increase that would confront unified opposition in the senate. john boehner and republican leaders will hold a news conference this afternoon. we saw a selloff yesterday. stocks were pushed deep into the red. the s&p fell the most in nearly two months. the justice department is negotiating with wells fargo about whether they directed blacks to subprime loans.
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the work for closures on wells fargo's loans in minority neighborhoods. if you bbm your friends, you are ready for an update. blackberry messenger 6 is ready for download it today. panera brent is raising prices. they're passing on higher commodity costs to customers. prices will increase as much as 3.5% by the end of the year. jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> the majority of industries are suffering because of the lagging economy. there is one still holding strong. >> pink cadillacs. mary kay is on a hiring spree. this company has been around for 50 years and is still going
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strong. you will not believe how many people that have hired in the past month. >> thank you. you see those cadillacs every now5 and then now:21. the ravens are back in action -- 5:21. how you can share your spirit with others. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. is a business's decision not to hire applicants who smoke simply an employer's prerogative, or discrimination? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> the ravens are back in action for training camp. >> about time. they are talking for the first time about everything that has been going on. >> joe flacco spent on thursday in a meeting with his offensive coordinator. we had a chance to catch up with ed dixon. with the surprising release of todd heap, the ravens must believe ed dixon will fill in. he arrives in camp in great shape. >> it means a lot to me. it means they have that much faith in me. i thought i could do it to prove my game. i just play my game. i try to get better every day. >> ed dixon paid homage to
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todd heap. >> if he is not with us this year, i will probably still call him and ask them have a few things. i will go with our game plan. >> the ravens also have a rookie in the mixed but he rarely saw time on the field. ready for training camp that begins on friday morning. on saturday, pete gilbert reporting. >> our ravens coverage continues online. you can fault the ravens and share opinions on the blog. we're looking for loyal ravens fans. go to wbaltv.com. click on u local. >> he has his own sports card. >> 5:27. 69 degrees on tv hill.
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to lunger acres of prison land will be used to spur jobs. >> in baltimore house was used as a brothel. >> the gop-led house plans to vote on its plan today, a bullet pass put it i am kate amara in washington. >> the temperatures could soar close to 100 as we get closer to the weekend. >> we're tracking an accident in woodbine. we will let you know about we will let you know about progress of the i pay the bills, and i want to know i'm getting the best bang for my buck. now, shop with your giant card and save on shell fuel. earn one gas rewards point for every dollar you spend. every 100 points means another 10 cents off at the pump. save 10, 20, 30 cents or more on every gallon. whether it's real deals at the store or gas at the pump, my card helps me save money, and that works for me.
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get started at buschgardens.com/va. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> i am jennifer franciotti. thank you for joining us this morning. it sounds like will be enjoying low temperatures this morning.
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>> to mark, the ravens start training camp. it will be 99 or 100 tomorrow. -- tomorrow, the ravens start training camp. it will not be a prolonged heat wave. it will get hot again tomorrow. today will be a transition to the big heat. 69 at the airport. the barometric pressure is falling. clouds will thicken up as we head throughout the day. high temperature mere 91. the humidity will be going up today. -- high temperature near 91. >> a nice ride out there. one problem is gone. old frederick road at woodbine road has been cleared. we're tracking closures on la at conway street.
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95 south problem-free down to howard county. 95 in harford county at mountain road. southbound traffic moving at a good clip. this is traffic on the north side and a smooth ride around the area. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. the house is planning to vote on the debt bill today. >> will that measure make it off the hill? kate amara joins us live with more on the story. good morning. >> good morning. john boehner told -- hoping his plan will pass today. democrats in the senate are united against it. a house vote on speaker john boehner's plant is expected today. >> i'm leaning yes and that
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really is -- do not let the perfect get in the way of the doable. >> the odds of getting anything better are probably very slim. this is probably the best thing we will get. >> the house is one hurdle. wedry reid called did a flaaw piece of legislation. >> every democratic senator will vote against it. >> senate democrats and independents promised to oppose the plan, saying it would risk another government default next year and force cuts to programs like medicare. >> the plan is on life support and it is time for him to pull the plug. >> democrats accused the speaker of wasting precious time. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> what is on tap for today? >> on the house schedule today, members of lot two hours of debate this morning on the bill and then vote on the bill itself. >> kate amara, thank you. >> at a brothel bust in baltimore county. police say a business was claiming to be a spa. court documents reveal the suspect had similar businesses in three other states. i imagine it neighbors were pretty surprised. >> neighbors had no idea that the house on belair road was allegedly operating as a brothel and as a front for prostitution. >> there were very quiet. nothing going on after 10:00 p.m. at night. >> this woman did not think anything odd about the house next door. there was a sign advertising
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massage. >> the landlady told me that they were doing acupuncture there. most of their clients seemed to be older men. i had back problems. i was thinking about knocking on the door myself. >> in may, federal investigators kicked in the front door and raided the home. the house was a brothel where women were paid to perform sex acts on their customers. investigators say michael shen is the ringleader. they say he was operating a multi-state prostitution network, transporting women between maryland, new york, pa., and new jersey. the women were moved around every two weeks. customers paid up to $60 for a midsize. >> most of their clients did, during the day. there was only a couple of girls at a time, two or three people.
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some think two are for women could be sharing a house. >> they face six charges including transporting for prostitution and money laundering. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. police are on the lookout for the person responsible of the shooting death of a man in northeast baltimore. they found the man's body inside his car on chesterfield avenue. the victim tried to drive away after being shot. >> the victim was stopped in his vehicle when an unknown individual approach to the individual, fired twice into the vehicle. >> police are looking for information concerning the crime. anyone who thinks they should can help should call police. >> sian james killed a police
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officer. it happened over an argument over a parking space. the detective was celebrating his birthday. a man is sentenced to 54 years in prison. he missed his intended target. a bullet hit an employee in the hand. the man was convicted after a trial back in may. >> state prison land will be the largest solar energy farm. the board of public works approved a lease. supporters say the form will create more than 100 jobs. the managing director is michael enright. senior martin o'malley's
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adviser. the groundbreaking for the next phase of the metro center project in owings mills. this will house the campus of the committee college of baltimore county and the first- ever public library branch in the area. is expected to be completed in early 2013. officials hope to head offices, shops, and apartments to create a town center environment. a parking garage has already been built. 69 degrees on tv hill. does posting calorie information in restaurants help diners cut down? >> to cell phones cause cancer? >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. is a business's decision not to hire applicants who smoke simply an employer's prerogative, or discrimination? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook
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page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> one accident gone. we will let you know if we are tracking any new
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>> welcome back. the season high, thin cloud cover in the skycam picture. 81 downtown at the maryland science center. it dropped down into the 60's in the suburbs. 69 at the airport. the forecast for today -- a mixture of clouds and sunshine. a slight chance for a shower this afternoon. high temperature in the upper 80's and low 90's. we'll come back and check if
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forecast going into the weekend. stay with us. >> a new study finds cell phones do not cause cancer. the research finds no increased risk for brain cancer among teenagers who regularly use cell phones. they followed up three under 50 teenagers with brain cancer. they found no increase in brain tumors in areas of the brain receiving the most amount of exposure. lumber studies are needed. >> a recent study finds letting people know how many calories are in fast food does not necessarily mean they make healthier choices. 15,000 people were studied before and after they enacted a calorie-labeling regulations. people did not eat better when given that health information. displaying the high calorie
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content may have prompted many restaurants to offer lower- calorie alternatives. >> i look went is offered. do you? 5:42. 69 degrees on tv hill. a dance camera dedicated to improving the lives of autistic kids. >> this is 795. eysmille. the temperatures are comfortable. -- cockeysville.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. hopefully you are off to a good start. we have construction in the
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city. light street at conway street, watch for closures in advance of the grand prix. not attracting any delays -- not tracking any delays. the j.f.x. is moved into town. out towards the airport, all the major roadways leading up to the airport are looking good. an easy ride on the east side of the beltway. this is 795. southbound traffic running smoothly towards the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to vanetta brooks of the mta system. good morning. >> still showing a few delays as light rail operates with a delay in the northbound direction. be prepared for that delay. a few minutes behind schedule on three bus lines. a five minute delay on the 890
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line. marc trains are running problem- free. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. we're off to a quiet start on this thursday. things will be changing over the next 24 hours. this front will be advancing to the north east. this is a dividing line. we have seen showers and thunderstorms develop off to the northwest. it looks like it is spilling down towards baltimore. the front edge is falling apart. some of that might sneak in later this afternoon. high,w, we're getting the thin cloud cover. we will caught cloudy this morning. temperatures are pretty comfortable. 65 in parkton. 69 degrees in randallstown. 60's in the northern suburbs. we will make it into the upper
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80's and low 90's of this afternoon. a quick update on the tropics. tropical storm don has sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. it looks like it will track into southern texas tomorrow night or saturday morning. here at home, a mixture of sunshine and clouds. a slight chance for a shower this afternoon. upper 80's and low 90's. perhaps a better chance for a shower or thunderstorm overnight as the front makes its way through. it will be a good weekend at the beach. there is a chance you could seek a shower on friday or saturday afternoon. it will be caught tomorrow. we will make it up to 99 or 100 tomorrow with the heat index around 105.
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the front will go through friday night and will not the temperatures down to the mid 90's on saturday. fairly seasonable or close to average early next week with highs in the upper 80's and low 90's. >> thank you. this summer, a project in miami is using music and dance to reach children with autism. >> barbara has been running this dance studio for 20 years. this group of students has been the most rewarding. >> the men have the same capability, the want and the passion they have for dance has been incredible. >> it is the last week of a special dance camp with children
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on the autism spectrum. she saw a need for teaching them a creative form of communication. >> they have a problem of foreign to express and convey emotion. we're teaching them to tap into that. >> her students have grown leaps and bounds. like this 6-year-old. >> she's not very verbal. she is shy. she is more outspoken and she progresses in the class. >> i like hip-hop. >> it is not just about moves on the dance floor. >> she is getting her motor skills better, her coordination following instruction which is sometimes a little hard for them to do. >> teaching them patterns helps with the consistency they need,
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along with plenty of praise. >> fantastic. >> that was diane mike gonzalez reporting -- diana gonzales reporting. >> the ravens are moving on without todd heap for now. >> we will take a look a lot of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- is a business's decision not to hire applicants who smoke simply an employer's prerogative, or discrimination? >> keep sending us those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> good morning. once again, the orioles not able to build off one of the biggest offensive night of the year. 3-0, the orioles get shut out
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last night. it was the blue jays who took control of the game early. a.se de see stbautist 1-0 jays. j.p. arencibia off simon. no doubt about this one. this was a rocket. 3-0. chris jakubauskas confuses bautista. he was off balance. the birds had no answer for ricky romero. adam jones cannot catch up to that. the orioles have the tire run in the plate. mark reynolds just missed tying this game. he flies out. 3-0, jays win. ervin santana its state no- hitter last night. the ravens will hold their first
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practice of training camp today. with story smith. the raven sign their rookie wide receivers. the ravens will settle then without todd heap. has a great dixed dixon chance of starting at tight end. he is aware the job could be his to win. dennis could also be competing for the job. >> i'm trying to play my game and try to get better every day in camp and working and getting the starting position. i still have competition and a love competition request on saturday, august 6, the ravens will hold a practice at m&t bank stadium that is open to the
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fans. >> it is free. get out and show your support. >> coming up, alex trebek has 8 run-in with a would-be burglar. >> one year until the 2012 london olympics. a maryland there who is hoping to represent the u.s., and it is not michael phelps'. >> crunch time for parents planning to send their kids to middle and high school this fall. >> the big time heat is back to the forecast. details in just a few minutes. >> nothing weather-related to deal with on the roads. we'll update you on what to expect for your morning commute.
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>> you never know who your neighbors really are. a home is rated by the fed's. >> with the debt deadline ticking down, the house plans to vote on its plan today, but will look past? i am kate amara in washington. >> some businesses are turning down applicants who light up even when not on the job. is that fair? >> it looks like our break from the heat and humidity combo will be short-lived. the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am jennifer franciotti. >> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning.